Help Torquay Museum record the coronavirus pandemic

Boxing Day dip in the sea at Beacon Cove in 1961

Boxing Day dip in the sea at Beacon Cove in 1961 - Credit: Archant

Torquay Museum's collections represent local people, places and events from the past preserved for future generations.

The opening of Babbacombe Pier in August, 1890

The opening of Babbacombe Pier in August, 1890 - Credit: Archant

However, we mustn't forget to include the stories of today.

It is important to capture these difficult times we live in.

Torbay Museum recently discovered significant gaps in its collections when staff made a temporary exhibition about the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19.

They had very little in the way of photographic records of these events.

The inspection of Barton Scout Group prior to the official opening of their new headquarters at Bart

The inspection of Barton Scout Group prior to the official opening of their new headquarters at Barton Downs Playing Fields in 1960 - Credit: Archant

Staff at the museum would like to ask the local community to take photographs of life during the current crisis and donate them to the museum.

They could show anything from empty streets and closed shops to queues in front of supermarkets and people wearing masks. They could be photographs of people helping each other, pictures of wards in hospital and the amazing NHS staff or any key workers supporting people and the economy.

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If you have a photograph which you would like to add to our archive, email it to enquiries@torquaymuseum.org and we will send you a form to fill out.

We will except one photograph per person and you have to have consent from all the people in the donated image.

Brixham Fore Street

Brixham Fore Street - Credit: Archant

We look forward to seeing new additions to the archive.